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*Charters for all Scout units run one year at a time. Current charters expire on December 31. After that, units are 'separated' from Scouting- the unit is "dropped" from BSA Membership, as are all its members.  

***NEW THIS YEAR***  All charters will expire on December 31 WITH NO 60 day grace period to fix any remaining problems and reinstate the unit in Scouting. This is a major difference from prior years. 

When a unit is separated from Scouting, it ceases to exist and CANNOT legally operate in any capacity.  - including any activities or advancement. An expired unit has no status with BSA, and no insurance from BSA to cover any of its members or the Charter Organization from accidents or liabilities. Youth and adults are unregistered, cannot attain award or recognition. Advancements or achievements of any kind for the boys - including Eagle Rank- cannot take place, and tenure in rank and for leadership for boys is stopped. 

Click here for more information regarding (or to complete your) 2015 Rechartering.


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Welcome to the Hawkeye Area Council

The Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, proudly serves the youth in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn & Washington Counties. The Council provides programs to over 7,000 youth each year. As one of the area's largest youth programs, the BSA provides a program that builds character, teaches valuable life skills, and allows youth to have fun while learning.

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2015 Rechartering

Online chartering begins November 1 and units have access to the online Unit Charter Renewal System for 60 days. With more than 175 units in the Hawkeye Area Council, please do not wait until the last minute to turn in your charter paperwork. With the busyness of the holidays try to complete your charter before Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving 2014

To allow our employees to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, The Hawkeye Area Council will closed November 27th & 28th. The Scout Shop will be closed November 27th, however open regular hours November 28th & 29th.

Council Recognition Event Celebrates the Acheivements of 2014's Outstanding Scouts and Scouters!

Don't miss our annual celebration of our local Scouting movement and the outstanding Scouts and Scouters who make it all possible!

You’ve Heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, How About ‘Giving Tuesday’? Recently Added Content

“Giving Tuesday” is a world-wide effort to focus the public’s attention on giving, particularly through online giving. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 2 and the BSA is providing some support to local councils who want to encourage people to participate. Visit the Giving Tuesday website ( for further details about the Giving Tuesday movement.

Black Friday / Santa Scout Shop Recently Added Content

The Hawkeye Scout Shop is getting ready to host two events this Holiday Season! Click to get more information.

One week left to vote for Boys’ Life as Hottest Kids/Teen Magazine Recently Added Content

Your procrastinating days are numbered. You have just one more week to vote — as many times as you want — for Boys’ Life in the Adweek Hot List Readers’ Choice Awards.

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